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Definition of "collect" []

  • To bring together in a group or mass; gather. (verb-transitive)
  • To accumulate as a hobby or for study. (verb-transitive)
  • To call for and obtain payment of: collect taxes. (verb-transitive)
  • To recover control of: collect one's emotions. (verb-transitive)
  • To call for (someone); pick up: collected the children and drove home. (verb-transitive)
  • To gather together or be gathered together (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To accumulate (stamps, books, etc) as a hobby or for study (verb)
  • To call for or receive payment of (taxes, dues, etc) (verb)
  • To regain control of (oneself, one's emotions, etc) as after a shock or surprise (verb)
  • To fetch; pick up (verb)
  • To receive large sums of money, as from an investment (verb)
  • To collide with; be hit by (verb)
  • (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis (adjective)
  • A winning bet (noun)

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Use "collect" in a sentence
  • "Send {Esc} collect = \% collect\% ` n\%pickName\%: \% pickCHMODvalue\%"
  • "She called collect, which is what prisoners have to do."
  • "She called collect which is what prisoners have to do."